Mentoring is providing a young person with friendship, emotional support, career awareness, academic assistance, and a positive role model.
- Is a trained volunteer (parents, retirees, grandparents, friends, partners in education, community leaders, junior/senior cadets) who serves as a friend and good listener to a student who can benefit from this special, individualized relationship.
- Meets regularly with the mentee on a one-on-one basis to provide emotional support and encouragement.
- Boosts students’ self-esteem.
- Helps the young person broaden his/her vision of opportunities and understand the value of education.
A mentor is a special type of school volunteer. A mentor is an individual committed to helping a student improve academically, socially, and/or self-esteem. The mentor is committed to expending the time and energy necessary to put the student on the right track. The role of the mentor is multi-faceted. A mentor is a tutor, big brother/sister, role model, and most of all, a friend to the student.